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KBr is a new Photography Center with which Fundación MAPFRE Barcelona embarks on a new chapter in its long-standing commitment to artistic photography. KBr becomes a national and international reference in the field of photography, with two exhibition areas, a bookstore, a space for educational events, and a multi-purpose auditorium. KBr Photography Center is working on a long-term educational program that will focus on teaching future generations about photography's language and creative dimension rather than describing a specific show. This is one of the foremost art institutions in Barcelona in the present day.

COVID-19 Safety Measures at KBr Photography Center

  • The capacity of KBr Photography Center has been limited to 60 people at a time to avoid crowding.
  • Safety markers and signages have been posted at various spots of the facility to ensure the safety of the visitors and staff.
  • KBr Photography Center is sanitized and deep cleaned on a regular basis to make it safer for the guests.
  • Face masks have been made compulsory for visitors and staff alike to reduce the chance of transmission.
  • Hand sanitization stations have been put up throughout KBr Photography Center for visitors and staff.
  • Bags and luggage items are not allowed within the KBr Photography Center premises to reduce the number of touchpoints.

Why Visit KBr Photography Center?

  • KBr Photography Center is one of the best places to visit in Barcelona if you like to explore the boundaries of artistic photography.
  • KBr Photography Center is one of the newest cultural hubs in Barcelona, promising to be the source of the cultural trends of the city.
  • The exhibition spaces of KBr Photography Center showcases some of the classic photographs ever taken.
  • Fundación MAPFRE, the organization behind KBr Photography Center, is one of the foremost patrons dedicated to the art of photography.
  • Librería KBr by Juan Naranjo is a library dedicated to the art of photography, and you can visit this library on your trip to KBr Photography Center.

KBr Photography Center Exhibitions

Paolo Gasparini, Photography and Photobook

This exhibition gives a complete account of Paolo Gasparini's career, emphasizing not only his photography but also the photobook, which is a fundamental narrative mechanism for defining the history of photography in Latin America. His images articulate a critique of consumer society while also uncovering a certain fascination with the way we are enticed by advertising and marketing through his own visual language.

Flama 21

KBr Photography Center approached the Flama 21 project with the critical participation of four Barcelona schools that concentrate on the study and teaching of photography: Grisart, Idep Barcelona, IEFC, and the Elisava Faculty of Design and Engineering. Laura Gálvez-Rhein, Blanca Munt, Gael del Ro, and Gunnlöð Jóna Rúnarsdóttir were the four photographers chosen for the 2021 edition of this exhibition.

Activities at KBr Photography Center

KBr Guests. Dialogues and conferences about the exhibitions

KBr Guests offers a fresh perspective on the museum's activities: the program includes discussions and conferences in which the exhibition's protagonists, the photographers, and curators, as well as experts from the national and international photographic scene including critics, writers, and others, share their perspectives on the museum's current exhibitions.

Photography and exhibitions: cross-cutting knowledge

This online series, directed by Marta Dahó, highlights the various aspects of the complex and shifting relationship between photography and exhibitions across time. The eight seminars round out a fascinating cross-cutting focus on historiography, theory, and curatorial approaches. This activity is a must-attend for people who enjoy learning about the history of photography.

The Captive Gaze: an interactive experience

If you would like to look around a daguerreotype artist's studio during that time period, you may now do so online. You can follow the different steps of making a daguerreotype, from polishing the metal plate that serves as a support to taking and developing the image, with this interactive project developed as part of the research activities of the CIFOG school (Girona Vocational Training), and learn how an image was reproduced for the first time on copper plate. 

History of KBr Photography Center in a Nutshell

  • After four years of active participation in Barcelona's cultural life, Fundación MAPFRE's new project intends to become one of the world's leading photography centers.
  • KBr Photography Center was supposed to be inaugurated in June 2020, but it was postponed to October following the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • On the occasion of the exhibition Paul Strand, Filmoteca de Catalunya held a special session on some of the American photographer’s film works in December 2020.
  • As one of the first exhibitions at KBr Photography Center, the Loop Festival was organized in November 2020 showcasing multimedia artworks.
  • The Extimacy series, directed by Joan Fontcuberta, investigated one of our time's main indications of identity: the externalization of intimacy, across several disciplines in November 2020.

Plan Your Visit

Getting there
  • KBr Photography Center is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 AM to 7 PM.
  • The center is also open on 24th and 31st December, and on 5th January from 11 AM to 3 PM.
  • KBr Photography Center is closed on 25th December, 1st and 6th January in addition to Mondays, except for holidays.
  • KBr Photography Center is located at Av. del Litoral, 30, 08005 Barcelona, Spain.
  • By Car: Take the B22 and then C31. The exit to Carrer del Dr. Aiguader to reach KBr Photography Center.
  • By Bus: Take buses number N6, N8, and N28 and get down at the Port Olimpic bus stop.
  • By Bike: You can rent bikes up to Bicing or the Donkey Republic and then walk to KBr Photography Center.
  • A cloakroom is available at KBr Photography Center for visitors to store their luggage.
  • Online ticket booking facility has been made available for the ease and safety of the guests.
  • You can find sanitization stations at different parts of the KBr Photography Center.
  • Social distancing protocol at the facility is being observed by using safety markers at high traffic points.
  • Wheelchair ramps and indoor lifts are available at KBr Photography Center for differently-abled individuals.
  • For visitors who do not speak Catalan, the institution has made Spanish and English audioguides available.

The following places are worth visiting near KBr Photography Center:

  • Plaça d'Espanya
  • Palau Moja
  • El Pont del Bisbe
  • Passeig del Born
  • La Sagrada Familia

Visitor tips

  • Get hold of the tickets well in advance as the number of visitors at the KBr Photography Center is restricted.
  • Read up about the exhibitions at KBr Photography Center before you visit to make more sense of the exhibits.
  • Ask for the audio guides at entry if you are going to need one.
  • Declare beforehand if you are going to need the assistance of the staff with the wheelchair ramps and lifts.
  • Consider biking to KBr Photography Center as it has numerous bike-sharing stations nearby.

All Your Questions About KBr Photography Center Answered

Q. What is KBr Photography Center?

A. KBr Photography Center is one of the newest cultural institutions in Barcelona dedicated to artistic photography.

Q. Where can I buy tickets to KBr Photography Center?

A. You can purchase KBr Photography Center tickets online.

Q. What can I see inside KBr Photography Center?

A. KBr Photography Center has numerous exhibitions, seminars, lectures, and other artistic photography-related activities for visitors to enjoy.

Q. What are the opening hours of KBr Photography Center?

A. KBr Photography Center is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 AM to 7 PM. The institution is also open on 24th and 31st December, and 5th January from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Q. Where is KBr Photography Center?

A. KBr Photography Center is located at Av. del Litoral, 30, 08005 Barcelona, Spain.

Q. When was KBr Photography Center built?

A. KBr Photography Center was inaugurated in 2020.

Q. Who built KBr Photography Center?

A. KBr Photography Center was built by Fundación MAPFRE.

Q. Are there restaurants inside KBr Photography Center?

A. No, KBr Photography Center does not have restaurants within it.

Q. How can I reach KBr Photography Center?

A. You can take a bus to the Port Olimpic bus stop near KBr Photography Center. You can also reach the venue by cab or bike.

Q. What are the facilities at KBr Photography Center?

A. KBr Photography Center has wheelchair ramps and elevators for differently-abled visitors. There are also a cloakroom, audioguide, sanitization station facilities available at KBr Photography Center.

Q. Is KBr Photography Center safe to visit?

A. Yes, KBr Photography Center is safe to visit.